Latest Veterans affairs News

Tiny houses for homeless veterans planned for Sioux Falls

Apr. 07, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A national organization that builds tiny houses for homeless veterans has plans to bring a project to Sioux Falls. The Veterans Community Project has asked that about 2 acres of land near Axtell Middle School be rezoned for the project which...

Family of Wisconsin veteran settles wrongful death lawsuit

Apr. 07, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay $1 million to the children of an Army veteran who froze to death after he was discharged from a Veterans Affairs hospital in Wisconsin. The family of Vance Perry filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the...

Montana Veterans Affairs to open $12M primary care clinic

Apr. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana VA Health Care System has announced plans to open a $12 million primary care clinic at a medical center in Helena where veterans will remain in a single appointment room and each provider will come to them in a “one stop shop” approach. ...

Bill to require election audits receives committee support

Apr. 07, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill that would require Maine to conduct post-election audits has been endorsed by a legislative committee even though there has been no evidence of inaccurate election results in the state. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Nicole Grohoski,...

VA Secretary McDonough tours Montana with Sen. Tester

Apr. 05, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Veteran Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough heard frustrations over high turnover rates among health care providers at the agency as he began a three-day tour of Montana on Monday — his first official trip since being confirmed in February. The...

Lawmakers want new help for vets with dementia implemented

Apr. 05, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The congressional delegations of Maine and Alaska want the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to work quickly to implement a law designed to address a gap in care for veterans who suffer from early-stage dementia. The delegations want the VA to...

Transient held in fatal West Los Angeles vehicle assault

Apr. 05, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A transient used a vehicle to assault two other transients, killing one, in the West Los Angeles area, authorities said. One of the victims struck around 12:05 a.m. Sunday was dragged more than 200 yards (182.8 meters), causing fatal injuries, the Los...

Sense of hope accompanies Passover, Easter in New England

Apr. 04, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Easter and Passover holidays were accompanied Sunday by more relaxed restrictions on houses of worship and gatherings in New England, along with worries about the spread of COVID-19. Many houses of worship required congregants to RSVP for a limited...

Haverhill plans banners to honor veterans, service members

Apr. 04, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Haverhill is planning to honor its veterans as well as city residents currently serving in the military this Memorial Day with banners throughout the downtown area. The Hometown Heroes program is being led by the Haverhill Exchange Club with...

At Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach, the 1920s meet 2020s

Apr. 03, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The landmark Don CeSar Hotel has added a two-story pool bar and rooftop lookout to its sprawling beachfront property, completing a three-year renovation project aimed at connecting the Roaring ’20s to the 2020s. At the Beacon Pool Bar and Lookout, visitors can...